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May 17 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Renowned writer, curator and art historian Henry Adams will present an educational lecture on Harry Jackson on May 17. Ruth Coulter Heede Professor of Art History, Henry Adams teaches at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio and is the author of the book Tom and Jack: The Intertwined Lives of Thomas Hart Benton and Jackson Pollock. Bloomsbury Publishing, 2009.

Following the talk The Brinton Bistro will host a ticketed prix fixe dinner. The lecture is FREE and open to the public. Doors open at 5 pm.


Described as an American master and 20th century icon, Wyoming’s artist Harry Jackson (1924-2011) was a pre-eminent Western artist of his time. Jackson’s art career started when he served as a World II sketch artist assigned to the Pacific theatre of combat where he witnessed some of the bloodiest fighting. In 1956, Life Magazine afforded him the tribute of being “one of the great mid-century Abstract Expressionists”. However, his art career was not to be defined by a singular genre. Leaving the New York modern art scene, Harry Jackson returned to realism and went to Europe to study the work of the Renaissance masters Jackson is often thought of as a complicated and complex individual whose art spanned a lifetime of study and thought processes. The Brinton Museum exhibition is curated by artist Gerald A. Shippen from Cody (WY) and includes numerous works in bronze as well as paintings and drawings on loan from the Harry Jackson Institute.